Liberalism in France

Xi, Macron to discuss Ukraine during China leader's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to make a state visit to France on May 6 and 7, Paris announced on Monday, with wars in Ukraine and the Middle East expected to be high on the agenda.

The visit to France, which will be followed by trips to Serbia and Hungary, marks the Chinese leader's first European tour since the coronavirus pandemic.

Emmanuel Macron Issues Warning to Europe, Urges Strategic Reboot

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning to Europe, urging the continent to confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In a keynote speech delivered at the Sorbonne, Macron emphasized the existential threat facing Europe, cautioning that "our Europe today is mortal and may die," as reported by AFP.

Macron Slams Blame on Ukraine for Russia Attack as "Cynical"

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced attempts to blame Ukraine for the recent terrorist attack outside Moscow, asserting that all evidence points to the Islamic State (IS) as the perpetrator. The attack, which claimed the lives of 137 people at a concert hall, has sparked controversy as Russia accused the United States of shielding Ukraine from culpability.

Macron Sports Boxing Gloves for Photo Op, Echoing Political Posturing

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken a punch at a new trend in political image-making, donning boxing gloves for a photo shoot captured and shared on the photographer's official Instagram profile. The move underscores a shift in the portrayal of politicians, moving away from traditional exercises like jogging to more aggressive pursuits such as boxing, noted AFP.

Macron says ground operations in Ukraine possible 'at some point'

French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview published Saturday evening that Western ground operations in Ukraine might be necessary "at some point", days after meeting with German and Polish leaders.

Last month Macron refused to rule out putting troops on the ground in Ukraine, which prompted a stern response from Berlin and other European partners.

Macron Warns Europe: Russia's Aggression Must Be Met With Resolve

French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a resounding call to action for Europe in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine, reported by Reuters. In a recent television interview, Macron characterized President Vladimir Putin's Russia as an adversary that poses a significant threat not only to Ukraine but to the entire European continent.

Scholz and Macron meet in Berlin to mend Ukraine rift

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will receive French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin on Friday after tensions between the leaders blew out into the open over differences on how to support Ukraine.

After a clear-the-air meeting in the chancellery, the pair will be joined by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk for urgent consultations on further European military backing for Kiev.